A great weekend for Newham Swords Fencing Club! On Day 1 of the CEP (Fencing Clubs of Paris) Mini Marathon in Paris (in very hot and humid conditions!!), Maxim Vassiljev and Mohammed Belbouab took bronze and 5th place respectively in the U10 Boys Event whilst Anita Abremonkova and Dominik Juras got to the 3rd Round and last 64 respectively in their U10 Events.
In the U12 Boys Event, Khalam Contractor got the best result of his fencing career to date by taking bronze (losing to the eventual winner) whilst team-mates, Valentins Abremonkovs and David Bishay, both made it to the last 32.
On Day 2, Isabella Manglangit (finishing in 12th place) and Harry Kontakos both made it to the last 32 in their U11 Events whilst Daniel Juras and George Hills came 11th and 12th respectively out of 93 fencers in their U13 event, while Mikhel Archer also made the last 64 in the U13 Boys event.
Thank you to former GB U20 International, Ciaran Archer, who gave up his weekend to help Pierre and I coach in Paris. (click pics for larger images)
In Dublin, while the Paris CEP was underway, (see separate story), Teagan Williams-Stewart and Georgia Silk took gold and bronze respectively in the Individual Event and also Team Gold at the Youth 5 Nations!
“What a great result for Teagan and Georgia who have also ended their season as the GB Cadets Number 1 and 2! “
Pierre and I are so proud of everyone and of what you achieved for Newham Swords over the weekend. Well done to you all!
Well done to Newham Swords fencer, Teagan Williams-Stewart, who (at just 16 years of age) is the National Senior Women’s Foil Champion!!
Pierre and I are so proud of you, Teagan. Welcome to the Club of National Champions.
This was a special result for Teagan in that Linda won this title seven times
Newham Swords held it first ever One Day Cadet Training Camp on Olympic Day (Sunday, 23rd June) at SportsDock. Coaches included Olympians, Pierre Harper (1980, 1984 and 1988 Games), Linda Strachan (1988 and 1992 Games) and Katie Arup (1984 Games).
The day was a huge success and was attended by a total of 54 fencers from a variety of clubs, including Fence Like An Olympian, ZFW, Salle Boston, Russell Swords, Newham Swords and Pembroke Fencing Club.
The Newham Recorder reports on ‘our finest season yet’
Royal Docks London, a joint initiative of the Mayors of London and Newham, visited the club last month to see what we are about.
“That’s what the Newham Swords are teaching other kids, that you have to fence with heart, not just looking pretty.” said Linda
Read the article and see the great pics. Its under “In the Community” up on the Menu together with other stories of our work outside the club
Our GB and England U17 and U20 Internationals